PREVIOUS WORK

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CLOCK TOWER

April 28, 2022

Inspired by our Artistic Director's time in Eastern Europe, OMC premiered a work inspired by one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world located in Prague. This production took the audience through warps of time and featured work by John Allen. 


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EXPOSED

October 27, 2021

With works from Frankie Lee Peterson III and excerpts from Sofa Stories, this intimate fall showing tore down the wall that separates the audience and performer. OMC also performed this showing at the Annual Theatre Forum at Round Top, Texas.


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POP: THE PERFORMANCE

April 24, 2021

OMC's annual Spring performance featured dance works choreographed by select OMC dancers and inspired by musical legends who have influenced generations young and old, such as Madonna, Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Donna Summer, Lady Gaga, and more. 


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KICK IT OUT

January 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, & January 2022

Our annual community production features children from throughout the area alongside the professionals... dancing to classics spanning from Rat Pack to Motown eras, Kick it Out is fun for the whole family!

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TELL ME MORE

March 22, 2019 


12 incredible stories unfolded onstage, each curated by one of our community's most dynamic individuals. Our "honorary choreographers" were:

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Lauren Crump, Madeline Ellis, Kate Freeman, M.D., Teddi Hessburg, Paul Marks, Jr., Tom Martin, Robyn Merrick, Greg Milneck, Johnny Palazzotto, Elizabeth "Boo" Thomas, and Tyrus Thomas.

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COME TOGETHER

September 28, 2018

50 years after the release of Yellow Submarine and "The White Album," OMC presented a collection of solos, duets, trios, and quartets to the iconic sounds of The Beatles.

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THE SOFA STORIES

June 8 & 9, 2018

So much life happens on the sofa. From snacking to snuggling, bing-watching to breaking up... OMC takes a peek between the cushions with an evening of contemporary dance surrounding the sofa.

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NEVERMORE

October 13, 2017 

OMC presents a concert of contemporary works taking inspiration from the most well-loved writings of Edger Allan Poe... and on Friday the 13th!

 

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THE TEMPEST

May 5 & 6, 2017

OMC partners with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Players to create a unique take on the Shakespearean classic. Guest choreographers include Pavel Zustiak, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, and John Allen, plus an original score by violist Christian Fredrickson.  

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Romeo + Juliet
Romeo + Juliet

Pictured: Will Bove (Romeo) and Courtney Landry (Juliet). Photo by David Humphreys

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Romeo + Juliet
Romeo + Juliet

The bedroom scene, choreographed by Carrie Tatum. Pictured: Will Bove (Romeo) and Courtney Landry (Juliet) Photo by Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo

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Romeo + Juliet
Romeo + Juliet

The death scene, choreographed by Garland Goodwin Wilson. Pictured: Will Bove (Romeo) and Courtney Landry (Juliet) Photo by Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo

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Romeo + Juliet
Romeo + Juliet

Pictured: Will Bove (Romeo) and Courtney Landry (Juliet). Photo by David Humphreys

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THE FOUR SEASONS

October 21, 2016

OMC celebrated the passage of three decades with a concert to the score of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons -  featuring the stunning underwater photography of Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo.

ROMEO + JULIET

October 23, 2015

Back for a one-night-only showing is OMC's well-loved contemporary take on Shakespeare's most famous tragedy.

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YOU TELL ME

April 22 & 23, 2016

Art created by non-artists.  OMC took direction and inspiration from leaders in the Baton Rouge community – business owners, activists, architects, bankers and more – to create dances from a very different perspective. 

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ROMEO + JULIET

April 2015 

 

The first in a brand new Shakespeare series, this was OMC's contemporary take on one of history's most famous stories.  The production featured

choreography by NYC's Pavel Zustiak, New Orleans' John Allen, Garland Goodwin Wilson,

Bethany Jones McCullough, Courtney Landry, and Carrie Tatum.

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LIKE, TOTALLY!

​October 14, 2014

An introduction to the company dancers featuring the New Wave sounds of the 1980's and photography by David Humphreys.

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CURRANT/CURRENT

​June 2014 ​

 

Of Moving Colors' "Color Me Rouge" season closed with a performance made up of elements from site-specific city works and new dances inspired by Baton Rouge. Choreographers included Garland Goodwin Wilson, Bethany Jones McCullough, Christine Chrest, Courtney Landry, Irene Rampino, and more.

P.S. 425

April 2013

A fabulous collaboration with Peter Shire and the LSU School of Art.  World-renowned, Los Angeles - based sculptor Peter Shire designed a custom, interactive set on which the company performed.

 

Video courtesy LSU School of Art.

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ROCK & ROLL

​October 2012 

 

A one-night only performance of solos, duets, trios and quartets set to music's most iconic genre. 

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PINK!​

April 2012

Celebrating concepts of femininity, survival, and the fight against breast cancer.  Featuring choreography by guest artist Sarah Cullen Fuller, a Chicago native and former company member with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Photography by Jonathan Harnsongkram

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SEQUIN

October 2011

OMC introduced their silver anniversary season with an intimate performance of solos, duets, trios, and quartets. 

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NOT UNTIL NOW

April 2011

50 community members - from architect to lawyer, chef to stay at home mom - joined OMC onstage in Not Until Now.  Each participant was given a script and assigned a specific role, but did not perform it until live in front of the audience.

Photography by Frank McMains

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AQUA

March 2010

​Aqua featured the sounds of everything from surfer rock to Nuevo Flamenco and the ocean itself... a celebration of all things liquid, the show included a collaboration with LSU Movement Professor Nick Erickson to bring aerial silks to the stage of the Manship Theatre.

Underwater photography by Brian Baiamonte.

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DRUM DANCES

November 2009

​A collaboration with world-class percussionist Lisa Pegher - "the future of percussion," according to Symphony Magazine. Pegher joined the dancers onstage to provide a live sound score. 

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Longitude
Longitude

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LONGITUDE

April 2009

Alongside co-producers Bethany Jones McCullough and Dina Melley, artistic director Garland Goodwin Wilson created original works inspired by her faith and travels. Longitude featured live painting by Rhea Gary and dramatic monologues by Jency Griffin.  

Looking Glass
Looking Glass

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Looking Glass
Looking Glass

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Looking Glass

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Looking Glass
Looking Glass

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LOOKING GLASS

February 2009 ​

 

​A multi-disciplinary work dually inspired by Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie and Pablo Picasso's Girl Before a Mirror. 

Altitude
Altitude

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ALTITUDE

June 2008 

 

A unique production taking audiences to new heights combining contemporary movement with modern dance. 

Luminescence
Luminescence

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Luminescence
Luminescence

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LUMINESCENCE

March 2008 

 

A retrospective performance commemorating OMC's 20th year as a force in Baton Rouge's artistic community. 

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AlloyCD

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ALLOY

September 2007

 

A collaborative dance concert featuring the work of three companies from the southern region: Of Moving Colors, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet, and Florida's Fuzion Dance Artists. 

Citrus Demise
Citrus Demise

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Citrus Demise
Citrus Demise

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Citrus Demise
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CITRUS DEMISE 

March 2007 ​

 

"Sometimes we jump into something too fast and our experience might be sour. . . Sometimes we wait too long and the fruit is no longer ripe."

Citrus Demise  featured choreography by Garland Goodwin Wilson, Meghan McCulla, and Guest Artists John Allen and Anna Morris. 

Gifts of Red and Green
Gifts of Red and Green

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Gifts of Red and Green

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Gifts of Red and Green
Gifts of Red and Green

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GIFTS OF RED & GREEN

December  2006 ​

 

​A holiday performance of dance and poetry, including a special work in collaboration with Baton Rouge Green's "Downtown First" program. 

OMC in NYC
OMC in NYC

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OMC in NYC 

June 2006 ​

 

OMC was chosen to perform as part of the prestigious inaugural season of NYC's Dance New Amsterdam

 

Playin' Around
Playin' Around

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PLAYIN' AROUND

June 2006 ​

 

​A performance designed for children and families featuring the company's most festive and spunky works. 

Lilac, Magenta
Lilac, Magenta

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LILAC, MAGENTA

May 2000, February 2006

​A performance inspired by tales of love. Featured the choreography of Garland Goodwin Wilson, CoCo Loupe, Irene Rampino, and in the 2006 production, New York City Choreographer Ashleigh Leite.

Vertical Voyage
Vertical Voyage

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Vertical Voyage

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VERTICAL VOYAGE

April 2005​

 

​OMC's first production at the new Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts featured live music by the Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Muffitt. 

Green
Green

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GREEN 

December 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004

A celebration of a fantastical green louisiana winter. 

 

Peacock Blue
Peacock Blue

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Peacock Blue
Peacock Blue

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Peacock Blue
Peacock Blue

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PEACOCK BLUE

June 2004

 

 

 

 

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KALEIDOSCOPE

Fall 2003, 2004, 2005 ​

 

A showcase of work from choreographers across the southern region. ​

 

Paradise Orange
Paradise Orange

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Paradise Orange

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PARADISE ORANGE 

April 2002

 

Martial Artists and a Triumph motorcycle took the audience out of safety zones and brought gifts to the GBR Food Bank. 

Loupe'd
Loupe'd

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LOUPE'D

September 2001

 

A dance concert with the Dance Center and CoCo Loupe, a Louisiana native. 

White
White

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WHITE

May 2001 ​

 

A production that peeled the onion of identity to discover individuality. 

 

Dance BR/Philadelphia
Dance BR/Philadelphia

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DANCE BR/PHILADELPHIA 

September 2000​

 

A collaboration with Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and At Marah of Philadelphia. 

 

Sienna
Sienna

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SIENNA

April 2003 

A production that looked into the transformations of our lives. 

OMC on Canvas
OMC on Canvas

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OMC ON CANVAS

Fall 2002 

 

First gallery showing of works that had been painted in past OMC productions. 

 

Red
Red

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RED

May 1999​

 

A production created to celebrate Baton Rouge's 300th year anniversary. 

 

Yellow Orchid Blue
Yellow Orchid Blue

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Yellow Orchid Blue

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YELLOW ORCHID BLUE

May 1998 ​

 

An exploration through the different phases of life: youth, growth, and maturity. 

Genesis
Genesis

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GENESIS 

Fall 1997